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Poster: dscott Date: Oct 23, 2009 7:02am
Forum: etree Subject: LMA infected by virus(es)???

Lately I have gotten warning messages from Norton Internet Security whenever I open text files on Live Music Archive concerts. The number of threats listed has grown from 2 to 4 over the past week or so. Here is the latest warning message:
Threat Report
Total threats found: 4

Viruses (what's this?)
Threats found: 4
Here is a complete list:

Threat Name: Backdoor.Trojan
Location: http://ia311026.us.archive.org/0/items/youtube_43/NiceAndCoolFilm.exe

Threat Name: Downloader
Location: http://ia301532.us.archive.org/1/items/malfunctionoroboros/ouroboros.jpg?cnt=0

Is there a way for these bugs to be removed?

Threat Name: Backdoor.Trojan
Location: http://ia311011.us.archive.org/0/items/my_sexy_lesbian_pic_hot_hot_hot_____2009_603/my_sexy_lesbian_pic_hot_hot_hot_____2009.scr

Threat Name: Infostealer.Gampass
Location: http://ia311008.us.archive.org/1/items/new_sexy_pic_hot_hot_hot_2009_les_u/new_sexy_pic_hot_hot_hot_2009.exe

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Poster: carlscheider Date: Dec 7, 2009 1:08pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LMA infected by virus(es)???

I just this minute got that same warning from Norton. I've attached a PDF of the screen it generated.

If it were me, I'd try to get rid of these things - and filter all uploads for that matter. AVG works well!

Attachment: archive_web_site_not_safe_Norton.pdf

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Oct 23, 2009 8:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LMA infected by virus(es)???

It's entirely possible that trojans/viruses have been uploaded to archive.org, and that's likely what Norton is reporting on. The servers don't compartmentalize files by which collection you're uploading to - your audio files could be in the same subdirectory as something from moving pictures, or something from the Wayback Machine, or something from Open Source...you get the idea. So the fact that you're downloading from something *near* an uploaded trojan/virus is probably what set it off (i.e. going to an actual directory URL instead of just archive.org/details/whatever), but Norton has no way of knowing whether it's a completely open directory and you're just clicking on files, or if it's completely segregated.

Bottom line, you likely have very little to worry about, but I've removed the first, third and fourth files. The second one is a simple jpeg that is part of a legitimate upload.

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Poster: dscott Date: Oct 23, 2009 10:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LMA infected by virus(es)???


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